The Cancer Prevention Research Training Program at MD Anderson prepares scientists and clinicians to achieve leadership roles as research investigators in the field of cancer prevention and control. The goals of this postdoctoral program are to expand the existing perspective of the fellow by strengthening their knowledge of cancer prevention research and current disciplines and to provide them with rigorous preparation in novel quantitative methods, appropriate to the proposed cancer prevention research. With a special focus on career development and interdisciplinary collaboration, we seek trainees in basic biomedical sciences, biostatistics and bioinformatics, systems biology, epidemiology, genetics, behavioral and social sciences, economics, and related population and public health disciplines.
Centered around mentored research in cancer prevention and control guided by experienced faculty mentors, multidisciplinary training will be accomplished through a robust training plan that is founded on rigorous quantitative methods, a specialized cancer prevention educational curriculum, an individual development plan, and career development activities. Trainees will participate in mentored research; attend cancer prevention science seminars; present their research at scientific meetings; participate in professional development seminars, and publish in peer-reviewed journals. Trainees are immersed in the type of cross-disciplinary research environment characteristic of cancer prevention and control research, with the objective of launching the trainee in the role of principal investigator early in his or her career. The Cancer Prevention Research Training Program is committed to building a demographically and scientifically diverse research workforce.
To help foster research collaborations in cancer prevention and control between MD Anderson and other educational research institutions, fellows are co-mentored by (1) a faculty member at MD Anderson’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, and (2) a faculty member at MD Anderson’s partner institutions: University of Houston, Texas A&M University, Rice University, UTHealth (excluding UT School of Public Health). Non-MD Anderson faculty may serve as a primary or co-mentor from one of the institutions listed above. Due to administrative requirements, trainees’ paid appointments as postdoctoral fellows are made at MD Anderson.
This fellowship was funded by a research training grant award from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas - CPRIT (Award# RP170259, Drs. Shine Chang and Sanjay Shete, Principal Investigators).
We are no longer accepting applications for the CPRIT Postdoc fellowship program. Please apply to one of our other fellowships below.